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Title:The Two Towers
Authors:J.R.R. Tolkien
Info:Grafton (1981), Paperback
Collections:Recommendations ONLY, Your library, Fantasy
Rating:*****
Tags:!tol, /LotR2, fantasy, green dragon, high fantasy, fantastical creatures, undead, @2008, war, classic literature, mental magic

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The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien (Author) (1954)

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  Banoczi_Henrietta | Jun 19, 2017 |
Tolkein's way with words is astounding. The way he describes the magnificient world of Middle Earth is better than the scenery in most movies I've seen. The story itself moves slowly, out of necessity - a lot goes on in a very short period of time, and in fact there are multiple stories woven together, with some background information that must be communicated thrown in here and there. This is a wonderful book, an excellent way to escape from reality for a couple of minutes or a couple of hours. Just don't set it aside for a couple of weeks, because it is difficult to pick it back up where you left off, simply because of the sheer amount of detail that in included in the story. ( )
  J9Plourde | Jun 13, 2017 |
Savoring these on during my Year of Nostalgic Rereads (first time in more than 16 years), on my way to The Silmarillion (only read once...back in 1978.) ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
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In this book frodo is trying to destroy ring, but it is really hard way. Saruman tried to stop him and take from him the ring to became the most powerful person in the world. Frodo beat him and his soldiers with his friends and destroyed the ring. It is appealing and the cover of the book will make you to read it. This book is most likely for guys who like fictional kind of books.
  lchs.mrso | May 23, 2017 |
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That 'The Lord of the Rings' should appeal to readers of the most austere tastes suggests that they too now long for the old, forthright, virile kind of narrative... the author has had intimate access to an epic tradition stretching back and back and disappearing in the mists of Germanic history, so that his story has a kind of echoing depth behind it...
 

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Tolkien, J. R. R.Authorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andersson, ErikTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beagle, Peter S.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blok, CorCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Domènech, LuisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gaughan, JackCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hildebrandt, GregCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hildebrandt, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Horne, MatildeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Howe, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Inglis, RobNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juva, KerstiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lauzon, DanielTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ledoux, FrancisTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, AlanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ohlmarks, ÅkeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Olsson, LottaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palencar, John JudeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
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Aragorn sped on up the hill. Every now and then he bent to the ground. Hobbits go light, and their footprints are not easy even for a Ranger to read, but not far from the top a spring crossed the path, and in the wet earth he saw what he was seeking.
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"Not asleep, dead".
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J.R.R. Tolkien's complete work The Lord of the Rings consists of six Books, frequently bound in three Volumes, as follow:

Volume I: The Fellowship of the Ring, consisting of Book 1, "The Ring Sets Out" and Book 2, "The Ring Goes South";
Volume II: The Two Towers, consisting of Book 3, "The Treason of Isengard," and Book 4, "The Ring Goes East"; and
Volume III: The Return of the King, consisting of Book 5, "The War of the Ring," and Book 6, "The End of the Third Age," with Appendices.

This LT Work consists of Volume II, The Two Towers; please do not combine it with any other part(s) or with Tolkien's complete work, each of which have LT Works pages of their own. Thank you.
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The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor–the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.
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